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Canadian Cancer Trials Group - Senior Investigator

Canadian Cancer Trials Group at Queens University
Kingston, Ontario
Up to $280,000 per year + benefits, vacation and defined benefit pension
Closing date
Apr 30, 2024

The Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) is a cooperative oncology group that designs and administers clinical trials in cancer therapy, supportive care, and prevention across Canada and internationally. We support a collaborative network of researchers, physicians, scientists, and statisticians internationally recognized for finding the treatments that give people with cancer longer, better quality lives.  


We are seeking an outstanding and visionary cancer trialist for the position of Senior Investigator (SI). Expertise in cancer clinical trial methods and conduct is required. Interest/expertise in investigational new drugs, symptom science/supportive care, patient reported outcomes, application of real world evidence and clinical trials is desirable but not required.  As one of our Senior Investigators you will be co-principal investigator of individual trials, and leader within the CCTG program and the CCTG scientific committees. Senior Investigators also have Faculty appointments at Queen’s University.  

The successful candidates will join an internationally recognized group of cancer trial experts. They will participate in scientific and policy decision-making of the CCTG, provide scientific and administrative leadership to the overall scientific strategy of the group, identify new research opportunities, contribute to CCTG / trial activities within an inclusive, diverse, collaborative, and healthy work environment.  Senior Investigators are leaders within the scientific committees in their areas of responsibility and mentors/teachers for students and trainees.  MD Senior Investigators have the opportunity for a limited clinical practice. 


  • Lead, with CCTG Scientific Committee Chairs and Committees the development of research proposals and trials that align with the Committee and CCTG priorities.  
  • Provide medical and scientific oversight of clinical trials including eligibility, safety, analyses, and publication.
  • Contribute to the development of the strategic goals of CCTG, including cancer trials, education, trial methodology and participant engagement.  


  • MD or PhD.  
  • MD candidates should have specialty qualifications in an oncology related discipline (medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, hematology).
  • Graduate or fellowship training in a relevant field, for example, clinical epidemiology, clinical pharmacology, clinical trials, is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a relevant field.
  • Meet criteria for appointment to an appropriate Department at Queen’s University.  

Queen’s University is recognized nationally for the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs, which attract outstanding students.  Queen’s University is an integral part of the vibrant Kingston community in the heart of the Thousand Islands region of southeastern Ontario.  It has a community spirit and amenities unmatched by any other Canadian university.  The University and the region offer an outstanding academic and community environment (  

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen's is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQA+ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.  

Applicants should forward a copy of their curriculum vitae, letter of application and list of three potential referees, including their names, addresses and email to:  

  • Dr. Janet E Dancey, Director, Canadian Cancer Trials Group Cancer Research Institute,  
  • 10 Stuart Street Kingston, ON K7L 3N6  

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Kristy Vandervelde, Human Resources Officer, 

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